Lawyers Fighting Discrimination in the California Workplace
While the total number of employment discrimination charges in California has decreased over the last several years, there were still over 4,000 reported cases of employment discrimination statewide in 2018, accounting for nearly 6% of all charges related to employment discrimination in America.
Our team of employment attorneys at Perkins Asbill is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about this area of law. We have represented a broad spectrum of clients with a variety of employment discrimination experiences. We are committed to fighting for the best interests of our clients.
What is Employment Discrimination?
In the State of California, employment discrimination laws are enforced by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Employers who have more than five employees on payroll are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants and/or current employees due to the employee’s or potential employee’s membership in a protected class.
These laws protect employees from illegal discrimination based on:
- Race or ethnicity
- Ancestry or national origin
- Mental or physical disability
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity or gender expression
- Medical conditions
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Military and veteran status
If an employee can prove that he or she has been discriminated against due to being part of one of these protected classes, California employment discrimination laws may allow the employee to pursue legal action against the employer.
Whether you are seeking financial compensation, personal vindication, or simply to ensure this type of discrimination does not happen to others in the future, an attorney can assist you in clarifying your goals and evaluating the potential benefits and costs of filing an employment discrimination lawsuit.